Congregation Magen David of Manhattan
Welcome to Congregation Magen David of Manhattan
Or CMDM, as our friends call us.
CMDM is a Sephardic synagogue which serves Jews of diverse origins and age groups living in downtown Manhattan by offering 3-times daily minyanim in the Sephardic liturgical and ritual custom; daily classes in Torah, Jewish law, history, and philosophy; and regular opportunities for intellectual nourishment, social gathering, and acts of hesed.
CMDM emphasizes unity (ahdut), and welcomes Jews of all backgrounds to join our services and become an active part of our growing community. The centrality of our location, nestled on a quiet block between the historic Greenwich Village and world-famous Soho, attracts thousands of diverse Jews from around the world seeking a warm and inviting religious environment.
We offer a place of sanctuary and gathering where prayer and friendship are cherished. Our proximity to many of the nation’s leading universities allows us unprecedented access to a young and enlightened student and faculty population that is increasingly seeking a vibrant Jewish communal life, coupled with Torah observance in the classical Sephardic tradition.
The scholarship that we offer at CMDM encourages broad thinking, and addresses the lasting contributions of Rabbis and scholars. At CMDM we are dedicated to the promotion of positive Jewish values which define our mission of inclusion, kindness, integrity, and scholarship.
Tier 1 - $101 recommended for students or individual seniors on a fixed income.
Tier 2 - $301 recommended for an individual.
Tier 3 - $601 recommended for a family of two or more people.
Tier 4 - $1001 a special "Angel Membership" which includes membership for a full family and helps the synagogue even more.
*If you have a financial concern or would like to arrange a monthly payment plan, please email Erica@MagenDavidNY.org.
You can register for membership by clicking here or by sending a check to 177 Sullivan Street New York, NY 10012 made payable to Cong. Magen David of Manhattan.
With the expansion of our programming including weeknight activities, classes, Shabbat and Children's programming and more, the need for increased security and the associated costs have become an increasingly important part of our annual budget. In order to fund security needs, as well as improved security infrastructure, the Board of Directors is expecting to rely on our members to help with these costs, as a separate 'security assessment charge' in addition to regular membership dues.
We invite you to join us for the High Holidays, Yamim Nora'im. Holiday seats are $260.00/seat for members and $360.00/seat for non-members.
If you would like to reserve your seat, please click here. As usual, the High Holidays will be filled with uplifting prayers, songs, meals, and spiritual nourishment. We hope to see you here!
Advertise with us!
We are officially sold out of all advertisement space on this years calendar!
However, we are excited to announce that we are adding a new element to the calendar design for individuals or families of the community to be able to participate.
We encourage that all community members take this opportunity to support this project by placing a listing in the calendar to commemorate birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions or memorial events.
All calendar dedications are $36.00 per listing.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to place a dedication.
Deadline for placing an ad is July 30th.